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Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Tom Udall (D-N.M.) wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai saying the agency “must consider whether sufficient spectrum will remain available to accommodate today's C-band services,” among other issues. SpaceNews.com
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The Army’s interest in small satellites has not wavered. Pentagon contractor Dynetics announced last week it has been selected to develop small satellites for the USASMDC/ARSTRAT under a program named Gunsmoke-L. SpaceNews.com
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"The end of the development of Ariane 6 and the need to increase competitiveness in the European rocket launch business compel ArianeGroup to reduce its capacity by the equivalent of 2,300 full-time jobs by 2022," the company said in a statement. SpaceNews.com
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Griffin said nothing has yet been decided on how the Space Development Agency should be organized. SpaceNews.com
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The European Space Agency expects to carry out the qualification flight of the Space Rider spaceplane in 2021 followed by multiple demonstration missions before handing over the program to industry, according to Lucia Linares, head of ESA space transportation strategy and policy. SpaceNews.com
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China unveiled a heavy-lift launch vehicle it is developing to carry a next-generation crewed spacecraft and power human spaceflight missions beyond low Earth orbit. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:29-10-2011
     Last Modified:02-07-2013 (01:31)
    Job information
     Current job:GNC Systems Engineer at ESA/ESTEC
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMotivated, responsible, willing to learn, passionate about space, hard worker
    CV

    Personal Information

    Nationality: Portuguese

    Gender: Female

     

    Professional Experience

    March 2012 - now: Working at the Control Systems Division in the Guidance Navigation and Control Section at the European Space Agency (ESA/ESTEC). Main responsibilities and involvement briefly listed hereby:

    Engineering support to the section activities with industry for what concerns proposal evaluation,reviews and testing/acceptance of product deliveries.

    Responsible for the Real-Time Avionics tests-bed for GNC algorithms validation and verification. The test-bed, features representative flight hardware and communication interfaces such as LEON2 processor, Spacewire and MILS-STD-1553. It aims at providing support to ESA projects during the validation and verification activities of (new) GNC algorithms while running on a fully representative hardware/software environment.

    Engineering support to JUICE mission(phase A) for what concerns mission analysis and trajectory optimisation aspects to better define the mission phases and better characterise the radiation environment in close vicinity to Jupiter. Coordination between the agency and the prime contractors during requirements definition phase.

    GNC systems analysis support for CDF mission studies.

     

    Education

    February – August 2011 : Internship for the conclusion of the Masters thesis in Aerospace Engineering at the European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC. Design, development, test and validation of an Attitude Dynamics Module for a space mission trajectories analysis tool. The software was developed using C++ language under the Qt development platform. Throughout all the phases of the project. ECSS standards were used as a reference for documentation. This work served as input to the ESA's Coordinate System Handbook. 

    2005-2009  Attendance of the Integrated Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering. Principal subjects: Aerospace Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. During the Masters the disciplines included, amongst others: applied physics, mathematics and mechanics, computer sciences, fluid mechanics, aerospace structures, project management and aerodynamics.

     

    Complementary Study

    October 2012: Automatic code generation for C/C++ and HDL from Matlab Simulink: On-site even for modelling and simulation of safety critical applications and automatic code generation. The course focused on the advanced features for automatic code generation using Matlab and Simulink and on the techniques to verify and validate the implementation of safety-critical applications. 

    October 2012: GNCDE training course: On-site even for modelling and simulation of safety critical applications and automatic code generation. The course focused on the advanced features for automatic code generation using Matlab and Simulink and on the techniques to verify and validate the implementation of safety-critical applications. 

    September 2012: Space Systems Engineering course: Spacecraft design from mission and system engineering aspects, sub-system design and assembly, integration and testing (AIV).

    March 2012: Modelling and Development of Real-Time Systems: The course used an ESA product called TASTE as real-time systems modelling and development tool. The tool uses heterogeneous hardware and software components to build larger embedded systems automating and assisting during the integration process.

     

    Conferences

    5th International Conference on Astrodynamics tools and Techniques (ICATT): Organization and participation on the 5th International Conference on Astrodynamics tools and Techniques (ICATT) that took place at ESA/ESTEC on May 2012.

     

    Personal skills and competences

    Language: Portuguese

    Other language (s): English

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Proficient user of Matlab® and Simulink

    Advanced user of C/C++, Qt

    Proficient user of STK™ and ESA’s internal tool of space missions analysis tool

    Proficient user of Microsoft Office™ tools: Word™, Excel™, PowerPoint™ and OneNote™

    Experienced user of Windows and Linux

    Experienced user of CAD tools: SolidWorks™

    Experienced user of ANSYS© Multiphysics

     

    Social skills and competences

    Excellent team work: worked in extracurricular project in space area

    Excellent intercultural skills: enthusiastic participant in exchange programs and aware of a European dimension reality

    Excellent communication skills and capacity to work both in a team and individually

    Able to quickly adapt to multi-cultural groups

    Natural lean to supervise teams: team leader of the mission analysis team of SWARM satellite project, during 2009

    Capability to efficiently interface with companies

    Good project management skills: definition of requirements, development plans, project schedule definition and reviews


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